About this trip idea
Start your journey along the Arts Trail in Fishers , where you can hop on the historic rails of the Nickel Plate Railroad or drive through the rural communities. Take the girls with you and soak up art, crafts, delicious treats and distinctive overnight spots.
Have a cup of tea
Pull into Gallery 116 while you are in Fishers. There you can peruse three floors of stained glass, photography, paintings, textile art, jewelry and décor handcrafted by more than 50 local artists. You’re sure to find something to take home, whether for you or as a gift for someone you know. Just up the road in Noblesville, stop at The Ruby Pear for a charming dining experience in their tea room. Have a luncheon or a tea party with the girls, then take home a teapot, tea accessory or some of their signature loose tea blends in flavors like cinnamon plum, caramel and grandma’s garden.
Learn a new craft…then relax
After lunch, drive north to Cicero to taste some of Uncle Henry’s Candies at the Cicero Coffee Company. The hand-dipped pecan turtles and logs are family recipes that have been made for more than 30 years and are recognized as an Indiana Artisan product. Further north in Arcadia, schedule an evening class at Tabby Tree Weaver . Master the art of creating fabric on a spinning wheel or loom and take home supplies and educational material if you think it might be your next hobby. When you get tired, Crop-A-Doodle-Do is the perfect place to relax. Enjoy two nights or more relaxing in the country farmhouse, eating home-cooked meals, taking advantage of their spa services and creating timeless scrapbooks.
Satisfy your sweet tooth and catch a show
Further along the trail, pick up a sweet treat at Lisa’s Pie Shop in Atlanta. Lisa offers a variety of scrumptious fruit and cream pies and you can even take home a Pie in a Jar to share with the rest of the family. This unique dessert features all the pieces of the pie-including the crust-packed neatly in a jar. End your travels with an evening at the theater. Tipton Community Theatre offers quality affordable entertainment in a small-t